noun Also first-foot·er.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of first-foot
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Example sentences from the Web for first-foot
But our business at present is with the first-foot, and we must hold.
"I should be the first-foot here, only I'm no use as a qualtagh," said Philip.The Manxman|Hall Caine
“First-foot” superstitions flourish in the north of England and in Scotland.Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan|Clement A. Miles
Does the question of first-foot rest upon the colour of the hair or upon the sex of the person?Folklore as an Historical Science|George Laurence Gomme
It is more lucky to meet a man than a woman as a first-foot.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant